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I Think All Of This Talk About Authenticity Is A Bit Inauthentic

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Elliot Begoun

I had a "ta-da" moment recently. I was speaking with an aspiring young leader who wanted to know what traits I felt were fundamental to effective lead...

What Do I Have to Be?

Tracy Crossley | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tracy Crossley

If you don't value yourself, you feel like you could be easily discarded; tossed out like trash. It doesn't matter how awesome people say you are. Until you value yourself, you're disposable.

Design Driven Startups from the Heart

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design and entrepreneurship are in vogue and enjoying a strong endorsement from both business and Venture Capitalists. The nexus of design, innovation...

Until Next Time, Amsterdam

David Ahearn | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Ahearn

We say goodbye to Amsterdam with a heart that is even lighter than when we first arrived. Amsterdam, for her rather bad girl image, actually became a beautifully quaint city who was in reality a misunderstood good girl.

What it Means to Be Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

What does it mean to be TGNC (Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming)? Well, the short answer to the question has two parts. The first part is that it means something different to every TGNC human being. The second part is pretty simple. That's okay.

Romance with the BIG launch is DEAD...

Ebonie Allard | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Ebonie Allard

People have had it with glossy big launches. It's all too much. It's "6 figures" this and "funnel" that. The intimacy has gone.

Learning to Live Without Masks

Angela Howell | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Angela Howell

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. ~ James A. Baldwin ~ Human beings are like trees, with branc...

You Only Need Your Own Approval

Kristen Brown | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

Each one of us comes here with a purpose -- a divine purpose to shine our light in the world. To be all that we are meant to be and live a purpose driven, love-centered life. It starts with accepting and loving all that you innately are by sharing your genuine self with the world no matter what others think.

Leadership at Deloitte Consulting: A Culture of Collaborative Advantage

Laura Berger | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Laura Berger

"Asking for help ended up being exactly the right thing." This takeaway from a challenging situation early in her career embodies the spirit with whic...

Perils of the Looking Good Family

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

It may be that the authentic life is never easily attained or even desired. It means we need to get straight with ourselves, learning to welcome less than exemplary qualities.

5 Gentle Sentiments to Enrich Our Lives

Melissa Wilder Joyce | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Wilder Joyce

Here is a list of five gentle life sentiments that may help remind us to be committed to learning and growing while following our paths that are set out before us.

How To Let Go Of Being A Perfectionist

Amy Selwyn | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

I'm not much for astrology but I suspect there may be some truth in the idea that we Capricorns are perfectionists, turning lives into pretzels to get them to be Just So.

Marketing Should Be an Invitation, Not a Tactic

Vanessa Corazon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Vanessa Corazon

Photo by: William Iven, Courtesy of I had a profound realization today. One of those realizations where you wonder why you never saw it...

The Secret We All Share...

Tracy Crossley | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tracy Crossley

Finding your creativity may not make you into a world famous artist, but it can open you up to the truth of your spirit. It can help you navigate the lonely waters as you sail toward your tribe. It will free you, release you and allow you to touch on inner peace, love and happiness.

Authentic Parenting in the Madness of Single Motherhood

Katie Mitchell | Posted 05.02.2016 | Divorce
Katie Mitchell

My alarm rang at 5:30 in the morning to begin the daily grind, and the very first thought that bounced through my head was I'm so thankful it's Friday...

Bring Your Authentic Self to Everything You Do and Watch What Happens

Laura DiMinno | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

Whether it's listening to a "stranger," helping someone with a task, giving a compliment, whatever it may be -- especially if you don't feel like it. Do it anyway! You never know who you will inspire and uplift.

On Being Unapologetically Black

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Charlene Haparimwi

I love my deep melanin, my rich culture, and the voice I have to speak about important issues. I am here for nerdy black girls and boys, quiet black boys and girls, entrepreneurial black boys and girls. I am here for every stereotype and every exception to the rule of blackness the world sees, imagines, perpetuates or try to eradicate.

My Life Changed Forever Because of a TV Show

Stephen Lovegrove | Posted 04.26.2016 | OWN
Stephen Lovegrove

My life changed forever because of a TV show. I was right in the middle of a fairly boring summer job in college. Gradually, I had been getting to k...

Ash Grunwald and Lissie Turner Talk About Gratitude, Death, Self-Harm and Making Music

Dr Lauren Tober | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr Lauren Tober

When I invited Ash Grunwald and Lissie Turner (aka Mel Bampton) to come and sit on the Gratitude Bench in Byron Bay to talk about what they're most grateful for, I had no idea they'd share so deeply, authentically and passionately.

Let the Revolution Begin

Lilly Barels | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lilly Barels

If you already have easy access to the Now, undistracted by thoughts of the past or of the future, or by thoughts of attachment or aversion, good or bad, right or wrong, then you're the quintessential example of what yoga is.

Transgender in Right Relationship With God

Stephanie Mott | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I would say that I am mostly traveling on the right road. The relationship is the journey. I'm still writing the book. This particular chapter gives me hope for a different world. I don't know if I am in right relationship with God. I am finally pretty close to being in right relationship with myself. That'll do for now.

How to Be Authentic in an Increasingly Inauthentic World

Sandra Chabot Weber | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Sandra Chabot Weber

Remember, in a world that is increasingly out of touch with true authenticity, the most impactful thing you can do is to simply own who you are.

The Strongest Force in the Universe...

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 04.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Trudy Bourgeois

It DOES take courage to be ourselves. To live authentically. To step out and over fear. And we can each do it. We can. It just takes practice, patience and perseverance. And it takes ignoring what I like to call "the itty-bitty-pity-committee" inside our heads every day.

Tolerating the Consequences of Being Yourself

Jon Colgan | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jon Colgan

I am willing to tolerate the consequences of being myself, and I am willing to do this out loud or in quiet, so long as it is me, and despite whose reproach-less pride my opinions might offend.

Confidence Is KEY to Living Your Fullest Life

Tanessa Holt | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Tanessa Holt

Confidence is key in having a life well lived I believe. In order for us to be able to act upon the desires that we have, we must first possess confidence enough to allow ourselves to have such desires.